7.3 Magnitude Quake Kills More than 400 in Iran-Iraq Border

A massive earthquake has killed more than 400 people in Iraq-Iran border. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the region at 9:18pm local time (18:18) GMT. Its epicenter was at a depth of 33.9km. 

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday’s powerful quake hit close to Halabjah, southeast of Sulaymaniyah, a city in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.

Most of the quake victims are believed to be based in Sarpol-e Zahab town of Iran. The death is said to rise. The rescue forces have been deployed.


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